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Big Step Forward For Senate Immigration Bill | Elise Foley | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bipartisan "gang of eight" immigration bill on Tuesday in a 13 to 5 vote after a marathon fi...

Immigration Bill Approved By Senate Panel

AP | DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNER | Posted 07.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Far-reaching legislation that grants a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleare...

Senate Committee Nears Decisions On Elusive Immigration Compromise

AP | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

BY DAVID ESPO & ERICA WERNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee hopes to nail down an elusive compromise on high-t...

Senate Committee Moves Toward Immigration Vote

AP | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

BY ERICA WERNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee is aiming this week to pass a landmark immigration bill to secu...

Obama Judicial Picks Approved By Senate

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved three of President Barack Obama's judicial nominees, including one for an influ...

Immigration Measure Passes First Test

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

* Judiciary Committee opens amendment marathon * Republicans express skepticism and promise long process * House negotia...

Senate Committee Takes Up Complex Measure

AP | DAVID ESPO and ERICA WERNER | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The bipartisan coalition behind a contentious overhaul of immigration laws stuck together on a critical early series of test votes ...

How Many Could Be Left Out of Immigration Reform?

Gordon Whitman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Gordon Whitman

One of the big challenges for senators, in particular, will be to bridge the chasm between their own economic circumstances and the lives of lower-income immigrants.

How to Close the Distance Between Washington and the Reality of Immigration

Pablo Alvarado | Posted 07.02.2013 | Latino Voices
Pablo Alvarado

The debate changes when it becomes about political equality, and it is won by 11 million people who call this country home speaking for themselves, asserting their right to citizenship.

Obama Official Comes Before Skeptical GOP

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sweeping immigration legislation would improve U.S. security by helping authorities to know who is in the country, Homeland Securit...

Elise Foley

Senators Spar Over Boston Bombing, Bible In Hearing Held On Immigration Reform | Elise Foley | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A seven-hour Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Monday turned from immigration reform's merits to discussions of self-deportation, the B...

GOP Senator Will Back Obama's Judicial Pick

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — An influential Republican senator said Wednesday that he intends to support President Barack Obama's choice to fill a vacancy on th...

Elise Foley

Top Senator: Immigration Talks Moving Too Slowly | Elise Foley | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) expressed frustration on Wednesday with the pace of immigration talks, issuing a stat...

Experts Send Urgent Message On Drones To Senate

AP | By JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Privacy laws urgently need to be updated to protect the public from information-gathering by the thousands of civilian drones expe...

Senate Committee Ready To Approve Assault Weapons Ban

Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

By ALAN FRAM, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The sponsor of an assault weapons ban is conceding that she'll need lots of help from President B...

Crucial Gun Measure Approved

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In Congress' first gun votes since the Newtown, Conn., nightmare, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to toughen federal ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Senator Plotting Legislative Response If Voting Rights Act Is Gutted | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) is hoping the Supreme Court doesn't strike down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, but he'll be prepare...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder Doesn't Respect Anybody Who Voted To Hold Him Contempt | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder will say it again: He still doesn't have any respect for the members of the House of Representatives who pu...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder: Drone Strike To Kill U.S. Citizen On American Soil Legal, Hypothetically | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration believes it could technically use military force to kill an American on U.S. soil in an "extraordinary circumst...

Jose Antonio Vargas: What Do You Want To Do WIth Me?

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 02.14.2013 | Latino Voices

Unlike last week’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration, the panel of witnesses for Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on ...

Obama 'No Better' Than Bush In Key Area, Poll Finds

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

A majority of Americans believe that President Barack Obama is either worse or no better at protecting civil liberties than former President George W....

Gun Logic: One Case, One Time

Rick Horowitz | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"There can be a situation..." ...

Giffords' Husband Makes Chilling Case For Gun Control

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

* Former astronaut Mark Kelly testifies at Senate hearing * Gives a blow-by-blow account of shooting in Tucson By Thomas...

Senate Panel Includes Many Gun Owners

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics

* At least seven of 18 committee members own guns * Senator Leahy was champion marksman in college * Senator Sessions ha...

Gun Control Opponents, Supporters Squaring Off

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Association and gun-control advocates, including the husband of wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, are facing o...